Update by Caroline

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So guys, it feels like we have reviewed a great deal since or last update. My recent reviews (scroll down for Tina’s) have been:-

The One Percenters

The One Percenters, a psychological, adult horror by John Podgursky. Following Edward Caine, The One Percenters is a disturbing story of ill mental health and the notion to aid ‘natural selection’ for the human race after the brutal rape and murder of his wife. Although beginning in a retaliating state of mind, Edward becomes more complex in his thinking by believing those not completely healthy, physically or mentally, should not have the chance to breed and begins to victimise innocent people he deems are not fit to carry on the human race.

Flick.PDF.6.7.13_pic0001Flick by Keira des Anges, is a beautifully written contemporary, coming-of-age paranormal work of fiction. Following Leanna Matthews, a telekinetic whose ability it is to astral travel, Flick is full of great friendships and romance, and yet it subtley builds up to the horror and action that is to befall upon young Leanna. (Alongside our review you will also find an author bio for Keira des Anges and her book tour info.)

on-the-lips-of-children_1On the Lips of Children by Mark Matthews is another disturbing, adult horror. Tattooist, Macon and his family travel to San Diego ready for a marathon. During a training run, Macon and his family are captured by underground scavengers for money and food. Yes, they are to be the food! An absolutely chilling-to-the-bone read. If this doesn’t scare you enough to hide under your bed covers then I don’t know what will.  On the Lips of Children is certainly a marathon like no other!

Patriotic-duty-smashwords1400Last, but certainly not least, is Patriotic Duty (When Riley Met Cara, Book 1) by C.J. Pinard. This short, adult contemporary romance is fun, cheeky, sexy and saucy but not without the drama of a beautiful romance. If you’re looking for a hot, cute soldier who’s looking for more than somewhere to spend the night, then Riley is your man and Patriotic Duty is your kind of book!

My following reviews will be:-

BSIC.J. Pinard’s Enchanted Immortals novella, BSI: Bureau of Supernatural Investigation. This novella does not have to be read in  any order to the main series. In this urban fantasy/X-file-ish novella, the reader discovers how the BSI came about and the history of some of its Immortal Agents in different areas of the USA. BSI also explains how the Immortals come about (as does the series itself) and provides some great examples into the lives of shifters, vampires and succubae.

Dead Water (Kiera Hudson Series Two, #6)Tim O’Rourke’s Dead Water (Keira Hudson Series Two, Book 6) has definitely been a story I’ve been meaning to read for months. Following Keira and her vampire friends’ adventures, they must now search for Sam and Kayla in this ‘pushed world’ that they are all in. However, as they travel onwards, will there be more trouble ahead? Will they meet their end at the Dead Waters?

TatterdemonAnd then for a Halloween special horror, Tatterdemon by Steve Vernon! For the synopsis and my full current reading list with all of the book blurbs please click here.

Since the last update Tina has reviewed the following:

18405661[1]My Brother, My Rival: All out of love, book 1 and How can I not love you? book 2, by Eve Rabi (click title for review). What can I say? Yet another addictive read from this author. In this tale, which will have you laughing one minute and crying the next, a young woman is torn between two brothers as the author explores the pull of both romantic and familial love. We have ten copies of My Brother, My Rival to give away on this blog. To enter just click on the following link and leave your name in the comments section by midnight GMT, 9th October 2013. Five lucky winners will be chosen at random to receive books 1 and 2.


SamanthaHolt_ToStealAHighlandersHeart_200px.jpg.opt166x249o0,0s166x249[1]To Steal A Highlander’s Heart (click title for review) by Samantha Holt, a sensual medieval paranormal romance set in the Highlands with a spirited heroine and a gorgeous Scot, not to mention a meddling faerie whose mission is to bring them ever closer together. The novel has a friends to lovers theme and also a captor/captive romance theme, which I find hard to resist!

Tina hopes to have her reviews of Amber Dane’s Gem of Gravane and Anne  Stenhouse’s Bella’s Betrothal up soon this week.

Tina’s Next Reads

Tina’s next reads include a K-Girls, author Lydia Little’s first novel, which she describes as ‘an Irish boarding school adventure with a spirited twist. It is her first novel which draws on her own experiences as a boarder of the real Kylemore Abbey, Connemara Ireland.’  I’m also looking forward to reading Samantha Holt’s One Knight Collection of sensual tales and A Handful of Blossoms, by Lara Biyuts, an historical novel with a paranormal twist. Here’s some more info on the books.

51QfXiHJMgL._SL160_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-dp,TopRight,12,-18_SH30_OU02_AA160_[1]K-Girls (Kylemore Abbey School series #1), Lydia Little

Alice Stone, an adventure-seeking twelve year old, convinces her parents to let her go, to Kylemore Abbey Boarding School for Girls in Connemara. Alice gets more than she bargained for when she stumbles upon Ruth, who is delighted to meet Alice. But Ruth isn’t any ordinary student . So begins the mysterious bond between Ruth and Alice, as Alice settles in to boarding school in the bleak yet beautiful heart of Connemara. Alice soon discovers that becoming a true K-Girl is not so easy, even if you have a ghost for a friend.

One Knight Collection (Medieval Romance), Samantha Holtoneknightcollection.jpg.opt264x398o0,0s264x398[1]

A collection of sensual medieval short stories – comprises One Knight, Black Knight, White Knight and Highland Knight. If you had one night to prove your love…could you?

14759447[1]A Handful of Blossoms, Lara Biyuts, Historical/Paranormal

This is written in form of a diary, a genre popular in the 18th century and which resonates in our time of blogging, webdiaries and webjournals. The book, set in 1764, a year after the Seven Years War in Europe, tells the story of a young damsel and her weird and unconventional marriage. It also includes some paranormal elements.

That’s all for now, guys, but be sure to keep checking in. Thanks again for all of your support and lovely feedback we have received. We’d also like to thank the authors that have provided us with a copy of their work for the purpose of a review. You have opened our eyes to some amazing books, and in some cases, encouraged us to take a risk with genres that otherwise we may not have explored. Until next time, take care.

Caroline and Tina 🙂

About Caroline Barker

I am a happily engaged mother of three and I absolutely love to read and write. Therefore, I am setting up a book blog in the hope to influence some readers out there!

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